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17 Apr
By: NGPU 0

Gender Department committed to ensure PLWDs are empowered economically

People Living With Disability(PLWD) have been urged to take advantage of opportunities offered by the County Government to engage in economic activities to better their lives.

Gender, Culture and Social Services Chief Officer, Ms.Tumme Abduba said the Department is committed to ensure that PLWDs are economically empowered.

She was speaking today during the Youth Disability Inclusion Project follow up process Courtesy of the County First Lady Mrs.Elizabeth Kinyanjui in Subukia Sub County today.

The County Government recently signed an MOU with the National Council of Persons with Disability which will enable them to get funding which includes Local Purchase Order(LPO) financing.

Ms.Tumme however noted that the amount was reduced this Financial Year from Sh 55m to Sh 27.5m, a move that would greatly affect Persons with Disability.

She urged them to use the opportunities available in all spheres as there were partners involved in the initiative .

Her remarks were echoed by the Principal Administrator in the Department of Gender Culture and Social Services Mr. Kennedy Mungai who informed them that they need to be involved in business activities since the County has given them 100% business waiver .

“Be active in doing business since you are exempted from paying the business permits, the National Government has also exempted you from paying taxes and this should be an added advantage, “he said.

Mr.Mungai further urged the Youth to take care of their ageing parents as they were a blessing to them.

He reiterated that the ongoing Gender Based Violence(GBV) campaign is aimed at reducing cases of domestic violence.

Nakuru County has been affected with cases being reported in all Sub Counties. In a bid to curb the vice the County Government is constructing a center in Njoro to assist the victims.

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29 Mar
By: NGPU 0

Nakuru County ranked amongst counties with best filming locations

Being the County of unlimited opportunities, Nakuru has been ranked as the County with the greatest potential to offer aspiring as well as upcoming filmmakers an opportunity to explore their talents.

The county was considered as having some of the best filming locations, world class hospitality as well as diverse cultural backgrounds which serve to support the film industry in the Country.

The #KalashaMarket2019 mapped the county with respect to the department of Gender and Culture which has contributed greatly through extensive planning and execution of programs that work to boost culture and arts in the county.

Nakuru was ranked fifth in its offer for diversity in cultural activities after Mombasa, Isiolo, Kisii and Turkana in surveys conducted early this year.
The county potential towards filmmaking can also be manifested in the fact that it also saw the shooting of the film ‘Tomb Raider’.

During the closure of the International three-day event for TV and Film in the region on Thursday, the Chief Officer in charge of Gender, Culture and Social Services in Nakuru County Tumme Abduba presented the award for the winning documentary ‘Nairobi by Night’ to Timothy Mwaura in the pitching competition.
Speaking during the event, she said that the Kenya Film Commission will support creative’s in Nakuru and more so be a key partner in implementation of the gender audit which was carried out by the department. She also talked about other partnerships that the department had received from key stakeholders.

Training of film makers will happen in April where the trainees will come up with twelve productions at the end of the training. She urged creative departments from other counties to adopt the gender audit in film industry which will help improve the quality of films produced.

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